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    Default redding t-7 press?

    Anyone got one, thoughts?

    Getting ready to order/buy a first press without spending a fortune looking for recommendations.

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    I love it!! Greatest press going. Many advantages of that seven hole turret. It is my main press for big hand gun. I use a separate crimping die and put all four in the turret and just rotate to the stage I need. It is bug enough for the big rifle calibers too.
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    I use a T7, it's heavy duty.
    I'd buy another if this one was stolen, no chance of breaking it.
    Buy extra turrets as needed. I think I have 7 extra turrets.
    Most of my turrets I have 2 sets of dies, some like 454/45colt I have just the one set of dies in the turret (lots of different dies, sizer, expander,seater, 2 different crimp dies, universal de-primer, trim die).
    With bottleneck rifle dies I often use 3 dies per caliber, so that gives me 2 sets plus a universal de-primer. I often use a lee collect neck die, that goes in a RCBS rockchucker mounted next to the Redding press.
    Lots of different ways to arrange your dies, just figure out what works for you.
    The only down side is the cost.
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    I have a 6ppc and a 7mm mag I'll be reloading for...I guess the next question is, is this toomuch press for my needs? Where a simple single stage redington/lee/rcbs would suffice? Been fondling everything in town, its the last major piece of the puzzle to begin loading.

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    Is there any slop or movement in the turret when sizing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
    Is there any slop or movement in the turret when sizing?
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    You mean axially? No. There is a few thousandths of vertical play but once a die is adjusted that is accounted for.

    There is also a few thousandths of play in the linkage of this press and every press and is compensated for when adjusted with a particular die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy View Post
    You mean axially? No. There is a few thousandths of vertical play but once a die is adjusted that is accounted for.

    There is also a few thousandths of play in the linkage of this press and every press and is compensated for when adjusted with a particular die.
    A few thou & a few thou is 10 to 12 thou & that fm the turret is at an angle, or not square with the die.

    Is there a support at rear of the turret? Can it be tightened?

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